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involved in a lot of the civil rights activity. what was going on at spelman college at that time, and what did howard find himself in the middle of a lot of the civil rights politics? >> spelman college was in atlanta and even though it is seen today as one of the less racist spots in the south, in effect atlanta was almost totally segregated when howard arrived at spellman, but by the way, she made sure that people never thought that he took a job at an all black women's college because he was committed to the black struggle. but it was just beginning and to know how word did care about black rights he wasn't in activist on behalf of those rights. in fairly short order she and his wife both became very active the first white women came a little bit our after his arrival and even then a very few of them young black women many of whom had been part of the rural areas, they were slightly stunned at this white teacher and there were fewer other members of this bill my faculty. but howard was a genius of a teacher. she was very informal, very easygoing fox, he prided himself on a conversation
to be where howard first got involved in civil rights activity. what was going on at spelman college at the time, and how did howard find himself in the middle of a lot of civil rights politics? >> guest: spelman college was in atlanta, and yet even though atlanta is seen certainly today as one of the less racist spots in the south, in fact, atlanta was almost totally segregated when howard arrived at pellman. by -- spelman. by the way, he never, he made sure that people never thought that he took a job at an all-black women's college because he was committed to the black struggle. we're talking about 1956 when the black struggle was just beginning. and though howard did care about black rights, he was not yet an activist in behalf of those rights. but in fairly short order, he and his wife roz both became very active. i mean, his students -- the first white women came a little bit after howard's arrival. and even then very few of them. and young black women, many of whom had been brought up in rural areas, they were slightly stunned at this white teacher. there were few other white
time in the most dramatic possible way. we had the chance conversations of the civil rights movement, and a life or death decisions be made during the cuban missile crisis. people often ask me why my father installed the system it as a lover of history i know he would've been drawn to this new technology as a way of keeping an accurate record of events for the memoir he planned to write after leaving office. and after the bay of pigs disaster, people say he wanted to be able to remember who said what in case they later changed their tune. [laughter] the wonderful thing about this book is that although much of this material has been available, it has not been easily accessible until now. the original recordings are of varying quality and it isn't always clear who is speaking in meetings. working with maura, our outstanding archivist and her colleagues here at the libra, historian ted widmer did an incredible job of selecting highlights from the most significant crises as well as excerpts to show the range and complexity of issues facing the president. as a citizen in an election seaso
with affirmative action, and at the time, as you may have read and not remember, the civil rights movement, martin luther king turned to full employment and poor people's campaign as the principal demand, and the johnson administration rather than coming up with full employment we spotted with affirmative action. you won't see look at the eyes on the prize or marching in the street demanding affirmative action. they were demanding full employment and trying to reach out to whites, latinos, asians, native americans, that was the vision. and she said when affirmative action happened, we knew it would only help the upper-middle-class within the black community, a very small percentage of african-americans, kids who want to go to these elite colleges, you know, that affirmative action was targeted or would benefit from. but we were scared of being read beaded and ostracized or attack so we backed down and just accepted that. he said we knew the poverty would remain in these basic issues of economic injustice would be made. i say this to say that movements can be the railed. they can be intimidated, th
in the 1700's which nobody would have ever predicted would end slavery 100 years later. the civil rights movement ups and downs. i think that it is important to always know that social movements are not simple narrative of arcs of one of success after another. it is not about occupying space. it is about confronting the enormous challenges we face in america and the globe. if we do not confront of these changes, we will not have a future. one way of thinking about maybe the history of the abs and a -- ebbs and flows of social movement is to say -- for those who write the demise of this movement, which there is always a gap or you can have hope. that is the importance of the beginning of the occupy movement. it actually is a source of hope that people responded to the changes in this country that really show that there are cracks that can be exploited. and i will stop. thank you. >> ok. >> nadine. >> she actually took my answer. [laughter] that's what i was going to say. so, there is some good overlap. i guess i will talk a bit about my experience with occupy and start off with a general
which nobody would have ever predicted would end slavery 100 years later. the civil rights movement sought ups and downs. i think that it is important to always know that social movements are not simple narrative of parks of one of success after another. -- arcs of success after another. it is not about occupying space. it is about confronting the enormous challenges we face in america and the globe. if we do not confront of these changes, we will not have a future. one way of thinking about maybe the history of the abs and a flows of social movement is to say -- for those who write the demise of this movement, which there is is always a gap or you can have hope. that is the importance of the beginning of the occupy movement. it actually is a source of hope that people responded to the changes in this country that really show that there are cracks that can be exploited. and i will stop. thank you. >> ok. >> she actually took my answer. [laughter] that's what i was going to say. so, there is some good overlap. i guess i will talk a bit about my experience with occupy and start off wi
unemployment rate. this under a president who is -- has set a renewed commitment to civil rights, the justice department civil rights commission, and still this unemployment rate is a disastrous highs. imagine a republican in office staying down the barrel of a -- >> neil: we know that 7.8% isn't great and a jobless claims report like the one we got is hardly anything to whoop about. but i think it's a double ininto itment when the media glosses over that. and i don't kerr it's a democrat or republican in os. office. we didn't gloss over bad numbers or foolhardy -- when president bush was in office. what is good for the goose better be good for the began depth depressant see it from media's portrayal of what is at best a bumpy recovery. >> there are plenty of outrages that get ignored by the press in every administration because the press, above all, is shallow and dumb. so they just miss certain things. the effect of certain programs. but the unemployment rate is pretty easy extra track and we know what it was 50 years ago, and we can look through the continuum and know that by historyical s
of the spectrum. think about the civil rights movement, feminism, the various feminisms of the era, and, eventually, the gay and lesbian rights movement and other social movements that challenged the idea that there really is one male breadwinner model of the american family. when liberalism experienced those challenges, it went into a prolonged period of political crisis in the 60s and well into the 70 #s, and it's that critical historical moment that the conservative movement steps into the breach with liberalism in crisis and proposes a kind of new model of the american family, one that does not require comake support or economic assistance, but one that requires moral protection so the book really tells the story of the politicized american family going from the family that needs support economically to one that needs protection morally. that's how a characterize the shift from a liberal political culture to a more conservative political culture. the critical difference between the liberal, the previous -- the pre-1960 #s liberal model of the family and the post 1970s conservative m
significance for the inauguration because it takes place on the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader. the president used the lincoln bible when he was sworp in four years ago and he'll use his wife's family bible for a private swearing in at the white house the day before the public ceremony. >>> a developing story out of cap da. right now marine biologists are trying to save whales trapped in ice. the 11 killer whales are sharing a single hole and the hole is shrinking as temperatures drop. one scientists think the whales got stuck during a sudden freeze. canada's government says it is aware of the situation and is trying to figure out what can be done. >>> their temperatures are dropping and ours on the rise? >> parts of siberia are 60 below zero right now and up in northern alaska, it's 25 below zero for the last couple of weeks. here? where's winter? nowhere near. gorgeous sunrise this morning in case you missed it this is the view from our hd city camera. this was right before sunrise at 7:20 a.m. on this thursday morning. you can post your pictures to weather @nbcwashing
on the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader. the president used the lincoln bible when he was sworn in four years ago. he'll use his wife's family bible for a private swearing-in at the white house the day before the public ceremony. >>> you can see relics from the first presidential inauguration now at mt. vernon. george washington's estate is displaying items from that historic event in honor of president obama's inauguration. you'll be able to see the suit washington wore. you can also see part of the first draft of washington's inaugural address. the suit will be on display until the end of april. the inaugural address will be on display through march. >>> imagine sharing part of your home with someone for a year and not even knowing about it. in washington state, a retired woman said she couldn't figure out why she could smell what she thought was marijuana, as well as why parts of her house were suddenly cold. she called a furnace repair man. he crawled into the crawl space below her home and that's when they figured out what was going on. >> the good news is i got the vents f
holiday honoring the civil rights leader. the president used the lincoln bible when he was sworn in four years ago. he'll use his wife's family bible for a private softwarin a day before the public ceremony. >>> today new mortgage rules being announced to -- to late to help those caught up in the mortgage crisis. w we have more. >>> good morning. the consumer finance watchdog is rolling out new rules aimed at curbing risky mortgages. the rules which take effect next year will impose a range of requirements and restrictions on banks and lenders. they'll have to verify and inspect borrowers' financial records and will be prohibited from saddling people with payments totaling 43% of their annual income. now "interest only and no doc loans" which helped inflate the housing bubble will be banned. there will be limits placed on loans that offer teaser rates that balloon after a few years. >>> plastic is proving to be popular at starbucks. a new survey by ugov.com finds more than a quarter of consumers say they've bought or plan to buy one of the coffee chain's reusable plastic coffee cups to c
. maybe that labor is a spent force. it may be that civil rights organizations are spent forces. maybe that community-based organizations are now reminded into anxious to just get up foundation grant or a government no income tax credit to build five units of housing, and that is not going to change the system. but that is where people are. and that is where i start. for the last four years, i have been working with the widest, most conservative part of the labor movement. i have been working with them to try to get young black and latino kids of color into the building trades so they can become the green work force of the future. the building trades, spent as they are, conservative as they are, operate 1200 job training centers in the construction trades and it is the second-largest job-training mechanism outside of the u.s. navy. and guess what? they are actually in a coalition with youth build, with many other organizations that train high-school dropouts, inner-city kids, working together for the last four years to say, how do we change? how do we improve? the national leadership o
that standard going to be and how are going to test people in a way that complies with the civil rights but, of course, has the overriding effect of addressing public safety. we had a lot of testimony. we had a lot of speaking out pro and con for law enforcement throughout the campaign in colorado. about public safety implications and whether moving toward legalization was better or worse than the status quo. i appreciate your point that i would tell you i suppose worked a lot on my own career in law enforcement and prosecution, there's disagreement. i've heard passionate disagreement from a lot of people i respect. one thing we have to do now is come up with a standard that will protect people who come and visit our state and drive on the roads so that people know that there is going to be a safe system for them. and we're not sure yet how to do that to our legislature has this as job one that starts this next week in colorado. i think your point of view, your input would be really valuable in our state. >> you are against legalization and colorado, is that right? >> yesterday i was suppos
administration. i would also point out, wolf, that john mccain is on the same side as the liberal civil rights group the aclu in this. they are raising the same kinds of questions. even though in the past, brennan has said that he opposes these enhanced interrogation techniques. >> we'll watch these confirmation hearings every step of the way. >> should be interesting, both of them. >> low flying helicopters have people in some of the country's biggest cities asking questions. the answers have to do with preparations for a possible terrorist attack. using radioactive dirty bombs. >>> plus, before we get to that, we have some new details emerging about the colorado theater shootings, including the suspect's strange behavior once he was caught. uncer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's
killed in this civil war has been climbing steeply. one of the organizations keeping track is the syrian observer for human rights and its spokesman is mataz suheil. how many were you seeing a year ago. >> a year ago, we would see 60 people killed. yesterday was 200. the day before 100. the day bench that 210. >> reporter: driving that escalation in part, rebel fighters who have taken over civilian neighborhoods, turning them into battle zones. another factor it's syrian military is attacking more and more often from the air. when cbs news visited the damascus suburbs in november, sarah, a 21-year-old activist, showed us the damage done by a missile fired from a russian-made mig fighter plane. is that the worst, seeing a fighter plane overhead? >> yeah, the mig is the worst thing have ever happened to us. we can't have any safe place to hide. >> we see this as an attempt to either force migration or the depopulating entire zones. >> reporter: it's working, too. >> it is. >> reporter: half a million people have been sent fleeing already. and the united nations is predicting there will be
. >> that's right, educate about the closing process, the application process. >> reporter: andy schnegenberger showed us another neighborhood. first settled by freed slaved after the civil war. today working class families want to move in. schnegenberger directs fon profit groups like resources for communities which guide first-time buyers through the mortgage process. the folks that you typically deal with, give me a sense of who they are? >> so our member organizations work with families that are typically low to moderate income, you know, annual incomes of 30 to 50 to 60,000 dollars a year. >> reporter: the new rules are designed it to pro they can them from risky loans and the banks from borrowers taking a loan they cannot afford. they cap total debt payments at no more than 43% of a borrower's income. mandate a consumer's financial records be verified, ban interest only loans an limit large payments called balloons due at the end of a loan. but schnegenberger is also worried regulators could tinker with the rules by the end of the year. >> concerns about the details, for us
admitted that he traveled to libya several times during the civil war but has denied any connection to the benghazi attacks. so right now nobody in custody that we know for sure was involved in that attack. frustrating for u.s. officials. >> so is he still being held? >> not clear whether he's still being held. right now it looks like there's nobody in custody that we're sure was involved at least as a suspect in that attack and it's very frustrating. >> a lot of work to bring those folks to justice. brian, thanks very much. >>> lawmakers here in washington want to hear from the secretary of state hillary clinton as soon as possible about the benghazi attack. we're just learning she will now testify on capitol hill the week of january 21st. her testimony had to be rescheduled after her bout with a stomach virus, a concussion, and later a blood clot in her head. let's bring in elise labott. >> wolf, it will be the week of january 21st. president obama's inauguration is on the 20th. it may not be exactly the same day after the inauguration. the committee staffers on the senate foreign
of directors--in violation of the company's internal controls. i mean, that's a deliberate circumvention, right? >> it certainly sounds like it. and it certainly sounds like a good place to start a criminal investigation. >> in fact, according to a civil suit filed by the securities and exchange commission, countrywide's chief executive officer, angelo mozilo, knew as early as 2006 that a significant percentage of its subprime borrowers were engaged in mortgage fraud and that it hid this and other negative information about the quality of its loans from investors. when the case was settled out of court, the s.e.c.'s director of enforcement, robert khuzami, called mozilo "a corporate executive who deliberately disregarded his duty to investors by concealing what he saw from inside the executive suite-- a looming disaster in which countrywide was buckling under the weight of increasing risky mortgage underwriting, mounting defaults and delinquencies, and a deteriorating business model." mozilo, who admitted no wrongdoing, accepted a lifetime ban from ever serving as an officer or director of a pu
. but the worst of the storm is being felt in syria where civil war forced thousands to live in dire conditions in refugee camps and makeshift shelters without heat. a lost suffering for people already suffering. >>> all right. john. thank you. when we come back, a.j. hammer head of "showbiz tonight." we'll have announcement and reaction and insiders and the host himself. seth mcfarland will join us after the announcements are made.  >>> if we're going go, we need to go now. >> you feel right? the whole world is going want in on this. >> this moment, now, now, now! ♪ >> they got my wife and they sold her, but i don't know who took her. >> yes! whoo! >>> special coverage of the academy award nominations on "starting point" begins right now. ♪ >> morning, everybody. we're taking a live look from the samuel goldwyn theater. in beverly hills. welcome to our coverage. a.j. hammer is geg to help us out, he's the host of "showbiz tonight." on headline news. interesting, hard to say who will be nominated. >> the exciting thing for me, terrific movies, these are movies peo
. and then there are civil damages because he would admit to things he said he hasn't done. it's a very complicated situation and a very risky maneuver. >> right. we should point out the attorney that represents lance armstrong has said emphatically there are no discussions of the nature of which we're discussing here. in other words, that lance is going to somehow make a confession. but the thought of this is very enticing to many people, because i think until he says something publicly, that we're all -- there always will be doubters, won't there, don't you think? >> oh, absolutely, martin. i think we've seen other celebrities and athletes alleged to have done wrong things and there are always people who will stand by them. there were people who stood by pete rose for many years, although he ultimately admitted that he did engage in some of the gambling activities that baseball alleged of him. but i think there will always be supporters. but if lance armstrong comes out and says, you know what, i actually was doping, i was doing all of these things, it would be pretty sdas disastrous for his reputation. m
string. so there's a balancing act here as the clock winds down. >> i think that's right. i don't think we're looking at a second and third-string problem at this point. jack lew is by any measure a first-string civil servant. but i think your broader point is correct. you think about the bush administration. you saw hank paulson come in at treasury, bob gates at defense. i think both proved to be important in their roles. that doesn't need you need quite the same changeover. one lien is that the predecessors were considered failures. tim geithner's tenure has been controversial but i think broadly speaking what he did to write the financial system will be considered a tremendous achievement in the annals of economic policy-making. but again, they are in something of a rut, i think, in their economic policy-making at this point, and particularly in their approach to dealing with republicans. a lot of that, i'd say frankly the bulk of that blame falls on the house republicans and john boehner. but it's nevertheless a case that they just put somebody into the treasury department who they
of the 90 than it is to get 51% out of the 10. and i just, i would short your efforts right now, john. >> well i think it's a real struggle. but i don't think it's one we can give up on. because it's a huge -- i think it's the future of western civilization. these policies we're implementing today don't work. they've been proven to fail in history. countries have fallen over and over again -- >> there have been periods like this before, john? we've never had this many people on the receiving end of government in the united states. >> not in the united states. >> no. >> but i think, i do think that the republicans need a real message that's a more libertarian message. it's hard to know whether obama won over economics or whether he won over social policies. >> that everybody gets to use their own -- >> there's a lot of -- >> i understand. >> simpson bowles, alan simpson and erskine bowles, bipartisan group, they have been trying like mad to get people to pay attention to this message. they're out against today. they're going to have another time-out and the fiscal message, the bipartis
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